With Hotel Transylvania coming in number one in the box office earning $43 million this past weekend, ahead of Looper and breaking a record in September and the second best in Sandler's career. I must be getting old because I remember when Sandler movies were worth spending a money for. Just looking back at his imdb credits to make this list, it's shocking looking at some of the pieces of turd he's creating and seeing how much money they've made. Click, $237m worldwide, You Don't Mess With The Zohan, $199m worldwide, 50 First Dates, $196m worldwide, none of these have made my list because I didn't enjoy any of them (there's so many things wrong with 50 First Dates I'll just link a Cracked article explaining why) I'm actually surprised at the years that have surpassed since I last enjoyed an Adam Sandler film.
5. I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
When King of Queens hit syndicated television, I was hooked. It was the same same formula as The Flintstones, Honeymooners, The Simpsons and many other comedies with a married couple, one being a fat funny male and his beautiful thin wife. Kevin James is one of the last remaining funny fat guys. I don't wanna see him slim in that hobby turned actual marketable thing, Here Comes The Pain. This is his only real film, screw Hitch, that I appreciate and Sandler wasn't so bad either.
4. Punch-Drunk Love
The only Sandler movie that wasn't a comedy, is his best acting role. It's a bit slow in the beginning but over all it's a movie I'd recommend just to show folks Sandler can act without voices or making dumb looking faces for a baby.
3. Big Daddy
I have to admit, it's been a long time since I've seen this movie but it would feel incomplete if I don't put this on the list.
2. Billy Madison
Sandler's first starring role, not counting Airheads, and it was truly a gem. Premise was dumb, 27 year old going back to through all 12 grades again to prove he could run an empire, but it was 90's dumb, so it was box office gold. It's not as quotable as number one on my list but it's always thought of when ranking Sandler's best.
1. Happy Gilmore
And before I hear it from others lets look at the rest of his movies.
The Wedding Singer, decent.
The Waterboy, overrated.
Little Nicky, TBS did it with The Replacements and they did it with this. And I hated it.
Mr. Deeds, no.
Anger Management, no.
The Longest Yard, go watch the original.
Spanglish, meh but mostly no.
Funny People, Apatow seriously needs to hire an editor, 2 1/2 hours really?
Grown Ups, Spade and Scheinder? No. No. No.